Food Court Blogging. As much as the food snob in me tries to deny it, there are actually some hidden gems scattered amongst the mediocrity of food courts. Previously when I have craved vegetarian food, I’ve always made a beeline for Gopals or Crossways. So you can imagine how excited I was when I heard that Ed’s Food Hut does a fantastic vegetarian platter – the food snob in me can live with the food court location!
|Vegetarian Platter ($8)|
I love variety, and I think my heart literally skipped a beat when I saw what the vegetarian platter ($8) consisted of – 3 salads, 3 dips, a falafel, a vine leaf, pilaf rice (rice cooked in stock, wiki tells me), and Turkish bread. There were about 6 salads and 8 dips to choose from, and all of my salads (chick pea, potato, tabouli) were wonderfully fresh, especially the tabouli – vibrant and green with none of those brown wilty bits. The dips were equally as good. I chose hummus, eggplant, capsicum, and spinach (the nice lady offered me half-and-half when I couldn’t decide between the last two). They were all full of flavour, especially the capsicum, which offered a lovely burst of capsicum goodness, and the yoghurt-like eggplant was surprisingly good with tabouli. The falafel was moist and non greasy, and the vine leaf was also yummy. I was extremely impressed with the pilaf rice; gently flavoured, I’d be happy to have a bowl of it for dinner.
|Turkish Bread (With Platter)|
And Turkish bread! In a cute little basket!
|Small Lamb Kebab ($6.5)|
And because he has to have meat (sigh), Chris got a small lamb kebab ($6.5), which was definitely not small. A Turkish roll stuffed with shredded lamb, tomato, lettuce, onion, and garlic sauce, it filled him up nicely. And if you happen to have a bigger appetite, feel free to ask for the large kebab for just $2.5 extra.
Rating: 14.5/20 – best vegetarian platter